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No violation in Niti Aayog sharing information with PMO: EC

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The said on Sunday that it has not found any model code violation in Aayog sharing information with the (PMO) on places where decides to campaign.

Answering a query here during a press conference, said that a standing order had been issued in October 2014 which said that has been given relaxation.

"For relaxation was given that and electioneering visit can be combined. So in that regard if (for) the same visit if any information is called it is not a violation. It was sort of standing order not one time instruction," he said.

Saxena added that for other ministers cannot combine election visit with visit.

Officials said the Aayog had not shared any political data but district-level data with the PMO.

had moved the against alleged misuse of the to collect information about places, where Modi was to campaign.

The party had alleged that PMO was misusing Aayog and asking it to write letters to the district administrations and seeking details such as cultural significance of the place.

Answering another query, he said that a report has been sought over complaint that information allegedly sought by an Ministry Awas meant to be used for the BJP's manifesto.

He said it had been brought to the attention of of the panel that some "email had been sent to officials to give some information for a particular purpose. A report has been called for and we are awaiting a report from the ministry."



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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 02:32 IST